Mayor Bowser Refuses to Investigate Potential Infanticide in DC

Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser is so far refusing to investigate the potential cases of infanticide in her city, and instead choosing to initiate an investigation into the pro-life activists who discovered the bodies and turned them over to the police.

When pro-life activists convinced the driver of a medical waste truck outside of the Washington Surgi-Center to turn over a box filled with the bodies of dead unborn babies so that they could give them a “proper burial,” they discovered the bodies of five “extremely late term” babies inside. These activists, members of the group Progressive Anti-Abortion Uprising (PAAU), immediately recognized that a crime had likely been committed against each of these unborn children, and turned their bodies over to the police.

Following their discovery, twenty-three GOP members of Congress sent a letter to D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser demanding an investigation into the potentially illegal abortions occurring in her jurisdiction.

Although abortion is legal through all nine months of pregnancy in the nation’s capital, medical experts who examined photographs of the babies’ bodies came to the conclusion that federal crimes may have been committed in violation of both the Partial-Birth Abortion Act and the Born Alive Infants Protection Act.

But Bowser — who is in charge of the entire bureaucracy in the district, including the D.C. Medical Examiner’s Office — indicated in her comments to the media that she has decided not to initiate autopsies or investigations into the circumstances of these babies’ deaths. Instead, she would rather investigate the pro-life activists who obtained the bodies.

“In response to your letter of April 5, 2022, regarding the indictment of Lauren Handy of the Progressive Anti-Abortion Uprising for extremist anti-abortion activity in the District of Columbia in 2020, and relatedly, her claim of responsibility for tampering with fetal remains as reported last week, we refer your questions to the United States Department of Justice,” Bowser said in a response to Sen. James Lankford (R-OK) obtained by The Daily Wire.

Live Action News initially reported on this story, shocking the nation with heartbreaking and disturbing pictures of the five dead children — most of whom, according to medical experts, were viable infants that would have been able to live independently outside of the womb.

One of the babies — a girl who has since been named ‘Harriet’ that was approximately 28-30 weeks old — appears to be the victim of a partial-birth abortion.

According to a statement given to Live Action News by former abortionist Dr. Kathi Aultman, “[Harriet] appears intact and completely normal except for trauma to the neck. There appears to be an incision at the base of the skull, and the head has been decompressed. If the baby was alive at the start of this procedure, it would be considered a partial-birth abortion and would be illegal.”

The Republican lawmakers’ letter specifically mentions this case.

“We are gravely concerned by allegations brought forward that suggest a preborn baby underwent a partial birth abortion at the Washington Surgi-Clinic in Washington, D.C.,” the lawmakers wrote in their letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland, which was exclusively obtained by The Daily Wire.

“We demand that you conduct a comprehensive investigation on the circumstances surrounding the deaths of each preborn baby,” they added.

The question is, why is Bowser so intent on sweeping the real issue under the rug? She is allowing the abortion industry free rein in our nation’s capital, while ignoring calls from lawmakers who are demanding an investigation into potential infanticide.

Why would Bowser avoid investigating this issue further? Perhaps it is because of her ties to Planned Parenthood. Or maybe it is because she thinks “ensur[ing] abortion access… for the people of D.C. is essential.”